Yep, I have known this day was coming since Kylie was born. I knew once she turned 8 that she would get baptized. I just didn't expect it to come so quickly. The couple of months leading up to the baptism were full of plans and happy tears. I am so proud of Kylie and her decision to follow the Savior and be baptized as a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. At this point I hope that I have taught Kylie what she needs to know to make good choices. I think she will do amazing. She is a wonderful girl and what a special day.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Halloween! Aunt Lynse planned a super fun halloween party full of games, food, painting pumpkins, and even a Frankenstein pinata. We had so much fun and we love our cousins!
My sister, Dede, and her kids came into town for Kylie's baptism and they arrived the day before Halloween. So, we got to trick-or-treat with our cousins. The girls (all 8 of them) had so much fun. Kylie the bunny, Kate the genie, Megan the tiger, Mayli the fairy, Madi the fairy, Molly the queen mermaid, Noelle as Minnie Mouse (minus the ears here), and little Juliet the pink bunny.
Girls Weekend = 2 days of no kids...ahhhhhhh. Or 2 days of no snoring husband. Or 2 days of no diaper changes. Now, don't get me wrong...I LOVE my job of being mom. It is rewarding and fabulous (most of the time). However, you gotta love a little break now and then! My mom-in-law took me and my sis-in-law on a girls weekend with Matt's aunts and cousins. We all stay together in a cabin and eat lots of food, play games, act terribly silly and make memories. The days are filled with shopping at outlet malls or market days. Really, a very fun weekend. Can't wait til next year. I mean, look at us...how can you resist those faces! Hahahaha!
Each year during red ribbon week the school has dress up days. In the past they have been not so great but this year they were SO MUCH FUN!!!! One of the days was crazy hair day. They encouraged color and craziness as long as it was "school appropriate" by the next day. I sooooo wanted Meg to do a little hairstyle from the Whoos in Whooville but she wouldn't let me. But I showed her how awesome it would be and she still said no...I suppose that was a good choice since she couldn't stop laughing. I think there must be a correlation with high hair and silliness! Kylie would have done this "do" but her hair is too short. So we opted for silly and colorful!
Another of the days was crazy clothes day. Here is where I get my "cool mom" points. We went to Goodwill and found a cheap long sleeved shirt and a cheap short sleeved shirt. I cut them down the middle and sewed them together. We also took jeans with a hole in the knee and cut off one side. One side summery and the other winter...VOILA!!! Crazy clothes! The girls loved it. They also wore one flip flop and one boot. So cool...or hot...depending on what side you look at. Hahahaha. Oh, and Molly couldn't resist being in the pic.
The last day was career day and the girls went as doctors. Meg was an animal doctor and Ky was a dentist. I had gone to the dentist earlier that week and they gave me gloves, a mask and other dentist stuff. Very cool. Hopefully we will have awesome dress up days next year too. And, of course we love all the don't do drugs stuff they do! Yea for Red Ribbon Week!
It's hard to believe that Kylie is 8. I remember a time when I thought she would never be 2! Time sure has flown by as I have watched Kylie grow into a responsible, helpful and loving young lady. Oh, how I love this girl!
We didn't have a party this year with friends so we just had a little family party. Kylie has developed a love for making jewelry so we made some macaroni necklaces and opened presents. I also let Kylie decorate her own cake this year. I made it into a butterfly and she embellished it and bedazzled it. She had so much fun doing it and I loved not having to do it!
Ahhhh...the morning breakfast routine. If it was up to Molly breakfast would be replaced with snack time. Forget cereal, waffles and bagels...she would rather have crackers or even a hot dog! Noelle on the other hand LOVES breakfast and would like it if all meals were breakfast food. Pour syrup or milk on it and she is sold!